September 15th, 2021 - Update 2

Tropical Storm Nicholas made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph early Tuesday. Nicholas will weaken to a tropical depression as it gradually turns east over Texas and Louisiana through Wednesday and into Thursday.

Please find our operations update below:

Operations

Houston is currently at port condition MODIFIED YANKEE:

  • Prohibits inbound ship movements.

Initial terminal inspections are underway. Some empties are down in the yard but there are no concerns for cranes or overall terminal structures. All Port Houston terminals will remain closed Tuesday. This includes the Turning Basin Terminal, Barbours Cut, and Bayport Container Terminals. Vessel operations will resume at 19:00 on Tuesday and we expect to resume normal operations Wednesday.

As always we recommend using Maersk to handle all of your shipment needs.

Vessels

Below please find the vessel schedule.

Vessel Name Port Schedule Arrival
Vessel Name
MAERSK ERIE
Port
Houston
Schedule Arrival
Alongside
Vessel Name
MAERSK COLUMBUS
Port
Houston
Schedule Arrival
September 15th 14:00*
Vessel Name
MAERSK IOWA
Port
Houston
Schedule Arrival
September 16th 07:00*
Vessel Name
NORTHERN MONUMENT
Port
Houston
Schedule Arrival
September 17th 07:00*

*subject to change

Facilities

Hamburg SUD, Houston: Implemented work from home for Tuesday and Wednesday. They are prepared to move phone coverage over to Chicago if needed.

HUDD, Pasadena: Yard has been secured. Expect to have operations running tomorrow and will review office staff work from home this evening or early tomorrow morning.

Maersk Inc., The Woodlands: Work from home is under review. Office and backup generator preparation is in progress. Relief supply container is at the facility if needed.

With potential flooding and power outages in the Houston area, our customer experience team in the Woodlands might be impacted, though work from home has been implemented, we could see increased hold times or delays in email responses. Our colleagues in Charlotte will be assisting as needed.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support. We wish to provide you details into any delays or closures your cargo or shipments may encounter.


September 14th, 2021 - Update 1

Tropical Storm Nicholas is centered about 250 miles south-southeast of the border between Texas and Mexico and currently producing widespread showers and thunderstorms throughout the western Gulf of Mexico. Some bands of rain associated with Nicholas have already spread into the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Nicholas is forecast to strengthen into a moderate to strong tropical storm with a landfall sometime Monday afternoon into Tuesday. Tropical storm warnings have been issued along the coast of Texas and we expect heavy rain and winds through Tuesday evening.

Please find our operations update below

Operations

Houston is currently at port condition MODIFIED YANKEE:

  • Prohibits inbound ship movements.

Vessel operations will shut down at 16:00 but are expected to resume Tuesday at 15:00.

As always we recommend using Maersk website to handle all of your shipment needs.

Vessels

Below please find the vessel schedule.

Vessel Name Port Schedule Arrival
Vessel Name
MAERSK ERIE
Port
Houston
Schedule Arrival
Alongside, Potential delay to ETD
Vessel Name
MAERSK COLUMBUS
Port
Houston
Schedule Arrival
September 14th 15:00*
Vessel Name
NORTHERN MONUMENT
Port
Houston
Schedule Arrival
September 15th 18:00*

*subject to change

Facilities

Hamburg SUD, Houston: Implemented work from home for Tuesday and Wednesday. They are prepared to move phone coverage over to Chicago if needed.

HUDD, Pasadena: Yard has been secured. Expect to have operations running tomorrow and will review office staff work from home this evening or early tomorrow morning.

Maersk Inc., The Woodlands: Work from home is under review. Office and backup generator preparation is in progress. Relief supply container is at the facility if needed.

With potential flooding and power outages in the Houston area, our customer experience team in the Woodlands might be impacted, though work from home has been implemented, we could see increased hold times or delays in email responses. Our colleagues in Charlotte will be assisting as needed.

Your supply chain is of the utmost concern to us and we will continue to keep you informed of all developments. We thank you for your continued support. We wish to provide you details into any delays or closures your cargo or shipments may encounter.

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